“I didn’t want to wake you up but I really want to show you something.” I love this line! It evokes in me that sense of wonder I first felt when the Gospel of Jesus the Christ was presented to me. I can hear Jesus saying to me, “I didn’t want to wake you up but I really want to show you something.” Imagine a parent holding a child and saying, “I didn’t want to wake you up but I really want to show you something.” What wonderous love allows for care and concern in the same moment?
I am glad I awoke to discover the wild place of wild things that speaks to my heart. “O LORD, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD. You hem me in—behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?” You are where the wilderness of sin is tamed by love. You dear One dare me to imagine a place of wild possibilities, a place where wild things roam in wild ways.
“I didn’t want to wake you up but I really want to show you something.” “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body.”
I wish I had the daring to be wild in God, wild for God. I pray I may be filled with the wild Spirit of Wild Things…I know you didn’t want to wake me…but I am glad you did.